Nathan Bransford, Author


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Shatter Me Release Day!

If you don't already know Tahereh Mafi from her innovative blog or witty Twitter stream or Tumblr or other locales where she has taken over the Internet, you probably will soon hear about 'Shatter Me,' her awesome dystopian YA novel that's publishing today.

'Shatter Me' is about Juliette, whose touch is fatal, and who is being held captive by the Reestablishment in a dystopian world. After a long stretch in solitary confinement she suddenly has a visitor, and this kicks in motion a plot where Juliette has to come to terms with her power and try to escape. It's exciting, gripping, suspenseful, mesmerizing, and all those other adjectives that go along with a great adventure.

But what really sets 'Shatter Me' apart is the writing. True to form, Tahereh didn't just go and write a novel, there's an incredibly clever use of strikethrough and some of the most unique turns of phrase and descriptions you'll ever see in a YA novel. 'Shatter Me' is proof that you can have innovative language in a commercial YA novel.

But don't take my word for it. Publishers Weekly says:

“Mafi combines a psychological opener with an action-adventure denouement in her YA debut. This is a gripping read from an author who’s not afraid to take risks.”

Congrats to Tahereh on a great achievement, and please do yourself a favor and read 'Shatter Me'!

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17 comments:

anya* said...

Just ordered it on amazon. A brand new release under 10$ is awesome! Looking forward to having it in my hands!

CourtLoveLeigh said...

eeeeeeh! been waiting so long for her book. Internet high five for posting about it today!!!

Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said...

Can I just say that cover designer is FREAKING AMAZING! I love it. The model, her dress, the shattering background, everything, it says SO much.

Leigh Ann said...

I'm reading the ARC and it is beyond unique. The turns of phrase can be quite stunning, even intoxicating at times.

Also love Tahereh's blog. Way to be, Ms. Mafi, and happy book birthday!

abc said...

She's such a cool girl! I'm sure the book is going to be super cool, too. Plus, I love dystopian!

Robena Grant said...

The story is intriguing and the cover absolutely gorgeous. Going to order....

Nicole said...

Congrats to Tahereh! Love her blog, and the Shatter Me cover is gorgeous!

Lisa Shafer said...

Thanks for making us aware of this, Nathan. I'll go have a look at this. :)

Jaimie said...

No disclosure? You're blogging this because you genuinely like it? If so, that's quite a recommendation!

Ava Jae said...

I'm reading it right now--Tahereh deserves all the praise she's received it more. The writing is beautiful AND it's a very exciting read. Love it.

Congratulations, Tahereh!

Nathan Bransford said...

Jaimie-

Genuinely like it. If I were still an agent I would have been fighting tooth and nail to represent this book.

Mira said...

Congratulations to Tahereh ! Sounds like the launch is going great - must be so exciting!

And I agree - what a gorgeous cover.

I'll be downloading my copy this weekend! :)

Adele Richards said...

sounds amazing! congrats to Tahereh!

Jaimie said...

Nathan-

Cool. Thanks for responding! :)

Nicole said...

We received 4 ARCs at the B&N where I work. I took one of them. I haven't read it yet (another ARC, Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi stole my attention).

Nice to see that people are enjoying it! I look forward to reading it.

Jennifer said...

is this the wrong place to say that the dress on the cover was designed by a friend of my daughter's? (Alex London Design -- and you can buy it!) Probably the wrong reason for me to go buy the book, but I will anyway!

Jillian said...

Bought it. Read it. Loved it. Now I'm impatiently waiting for the sequel and recommending it to everybody I know.

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